Traffic Alert - South Avenue

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:24am

UPDATE: Just after 11 a.m., crews snagged an unmarked water line. The leak has been stopped and repairs are in progress. However, motorists should expect delays in the area of the South Avenue/South Main Street roundabout until approximately 5 p.m.

Motorists should expect delays along South Avenue in the vicinity of the South Main Street/US 1A roundabout today until approximately 5 p.m.

A detour is in place directing eastbound traffic right onto South College Street, then onto West Owen Avenue and finally onto South Main Street/US 1A. The detour is necessary to allow crews to make improvements to the roundabout.

Delays are expected, so drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

For more information, contact Street Superintendent Ronald Moore at rmoore@wakeforestnc.gov.

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The Town of Wake Forest provides this information as a public service. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. Motorists are encouraged to use the information to help plan their route and move safely through the work area. Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, town staff works with contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution, and obey flaggers at all times. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers are also urged to double their following distances.